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The Kitchen

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L.G. Smith Boulevard 150, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 582 3004
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great concept. They mimic the 90% of the menu if TofB and created a buffet by the pound. The food was good and nice variety. I had the grouper, salmon, churrasco, chorizo, ceviche, curry chicken, salad, rice and peas and many other things. Great lunch for $20. I was down for the count. Service was great and the... More 

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Thank Erick J
Oranjestad, Aruba
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Went here last week for lunch, we have been here before and liked it. It was busy and that is a good sign. We got our food from the buffet, there is a nice selection but when we had to weigh our food I was shocked about the price of a small amount of food, almost US$20 per person! At... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

They have a wide variety of salads, meats and fish. There are also different stews and veggies to choose from. The self-serve buffet is great so you can pick out what you want to eat. After that, you weigh the food and the price is determined. They write it on a card together with everything else you order. They have... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

First day on island and The Kitchen was highly recommended to us. It is clean, nice and staff very friendly. I chose a variety of meat, chicken, salad and my daughter chose other items. Once seated, we tried the food. It was good but the same spices were used on each different type of meat and chicken so the dish... More 

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Thank Pat L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

It is a buffet style restaurant, with delicious Brazilian food cooking, and everything is super fresh. After you pick what you want, you weigh the food and get it ticket with the price on it, you sit wherever you please and enjoy your meal with no rush. Afterwards you pay. Really great local gem

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Thank Laura M
Wasquehal, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

This is a typical brazilian restaurante where you can eat by the weight. They have excellent and different choices of food - big salad bar, fish, meat, lots of options. its a bit expensive for a lunch menu... take care on your choices, they must worth their weight! Good choice for a delicious meal!

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Thank Ana paula E
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

You are given a very large plate, to encourage large appetites, as they charge by the weight, so don't load up on salad, (sorry Mom), & don't just take what you know & are comfortable with - try some new stuff too!

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Thank Ross_in_Indy
Oranjestad, Aruba
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Loved, loved, loved the food! The buffet is fresh and varied; a lot of options. We're vegans and there was a lot of options to choose from. Our meat eating friends also had a variety of options. Everything was great - food, service, atmosphere. So far (been here 6 days and eaten at several) this is my favorite restaurant on... More 

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Brunswick, Ohio, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

enjoyed lunch here with my husband, daughter and her friend and Dennis Martinez of Aruba Surf and Paddle!! Great food!

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Thank Virginia Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

When you get tired of eating out at fancy restaurants and would rather spend the evening watching sunsets with drinks and friends, get out of the midday sun and come to the Kitchen for their delicious hot and cold buffet selections. Eat in or take out, like we do, and help yourself to the large selections of fresh salads and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $17
Cuisine
Brazilian, Caribbean, Latin, South American
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: L.G. Smith Boulevard 150, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 582 3004
Description
Aruba's only "Por Kilo" Latin Wood Fired Grill restaurant serving a buffet style lunch "by the pound". The number 1 lunch experience on Aruba.
Lot's of slowly cooked and roasted latin comfort food.
Mesquite fired grilling of prime beef, seafood, chicken, chorizo's.
And well over 30 options of sides and salads.
Pick anything you like and pay only for the weight of your food.
Average spending $12.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?